The Heart of Seattle Awards Ceremony


The Heart of Seattle Awards Ceremony

Announcing the 2018
Heart of Seattle Winners!


Scroll right to see all 6 winners


Thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for this year's honorees! Together we are helping the sustainable economy grow.



The Chinook Book Heart of Seattle Awards recognize Seattle retail and service businesses that set a high bar for what good business should be. We look for local businesses with stellar social and environmental priorities, ethical business practices, happy employees, and loving customers.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a business who they think deserves to be recognized.

Nominees will be asked to apply using a robust questionnaire by category and based on the B Lab Impact Assessment and Chinook Book criteria, from which a group of finalists will be chosen by panel.

In 2018, we will submit the finalists to a vote by the community to see who will claim the Heart of Seattle Awards for each category. The winners will be revealed at the Heart of Seattle Awards Party in April 2018, an epic celebration featuring 25+ local food and beverage producers and restauranteurs.


Award Categories



Food Service Operations

EXAMPLES: Restaurants | Bakeries | Cafes | Catering | Food Trucks

Non-Food Retail Operations

EXAMPLES: Home & Garden | Fashion | Gifts | Health & Wellness | Outdoor | Book Stores


Non-Food Service Businesses

EXAMPLES: Cleaning | Home Repair | Massage | Salons | Exercise

Manufacturers and Producers
within 200 miles of Seattle

EXAMPLES: Food | Beverage |
Furniture | Outdoor Gear
Apparel | Jewelry

Food & Beverage Retail Operations

EXAMPLES: Natural and Organic Grocers | Specialty Grocers | Butcher Shops | Wine Shops

Experiential Activities

EXAMPLES: Performing Arts | Museums | Attractions | Tours | Classes




For Nomination, Voting & Event


Nomination Launch

  • Nominations generated by users, merchant community and general public for each award category
  • Merchants that apply are vetted via rigorous survey on sustainable best practices

Finalists Announcement
Voting Begins

  • 5 finalists per category
  • Launch public voting 

Voting Ends

  • Final votes tallied and winners confirmed for all categories

Event Invites

  • Heart of Seattle Awards Party Invitations sent

Heart of Seattle Awards Party

  • Winner announcement party, including local food and beverage providers

Public Announcements

  • Winner announcements to the public


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